Old grudges eyed in deadly cockpit shooting

Three suspects are behind the shooting to death of a certain Lloyd inside the cockpit at Cabutungan in Brgy. Conciencia Panitan, Capiz. (Photo courtesy of Panitan PNP).

By Felipe V Celino

ROXAS CITY, Capiz – Police are eyeing old grudges behind the killing of a cockfight aficionado inside a cockpit at Sitio Cabutungan in Brgy. Conciencia, Panitan, Capiz Sunday afternoon.

Major Amie Bulaqueña, Panit-an Municipal Police Station chief, said the victim identified as alias “Llyod” provoked trouble by challenging the suspects to a fight outside the cockpit.

Witnesses said that they later heard gunfire volleys.

Lloyd was shot by three suspects identified as alias ‘Ryan’, ‘Nene’, and ‘Boyet’ inside the cockpit around 3:55 pm.

The victim was rushed to Bailan District Hospital but died while undergoing treatment. The suspects fled in an unknown direction.

Police recovered from the crime scene 4 pieces of caliber .45 ammunition.

Bulaqueña said Lloyd had records at the barangay and the police station when he was still a minor.